ESIP Update: Help us celebrate ESIP's 25th Anniversary

“Opening Doors to Open Science” is our annual theme and we are now accepting session proposals for the 2023 July ESIP Meeting.

Note from our Executive Director

Let's make our July Meeting in Burlington our best yet.

We are looking forward to celebrating ESIP's 25th Anniversary. Help us make this possible by considering sponsoring the meeting. We have something for everyone from businesses and institutions to individuals.

We have tiered sponsorships available as well as event level sponsorships including our opening reception and coffee breaks. Or you can sponsor a student or early career attendee, the next generation of great ESIP leaders.

Community comes first. ESIP partnership is free to create an open and welcoming community. We also set our registration costs at below break-even pricing (more on this soon). Sponsorship is essential to running our meetings and is a great way for you to show your support of the Earth science data community.

We also invite you to share meeting announcements, forward to a colleague, tell us why you are excited for the meeting #ESIP2023, or send us a note

Want to learn more? Check out our Meetings Sponsorship page, follow us on LinkedIn, or reach out to me ( or on Slack).

Thank you for all you do!

Susan Shingledecker
ESIP Executive Director

ESIP Meeting: Call for Sessions

Send in your proposals by Mon, May 8

We are excited to announce that the session proposal portal is open for the 2023 July ESIP Meeting. We will gather in-person in Burlington, Vermont, and online. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, May 8.

We will be working again with Charley Haley from Way Foragers to support session development. More to come!

More info on ESIP Meetings:

Registration opens soon

We are also streamlining the registration process and plan to release the link soon. The schedule will go up in May after the session proposal window closes.

In the meantime, check out the conference hotel (DoubleTree by Hilton, Burlington) and enjoy photos from last year's meeting in Pittsburgh (hint: scoll down). 

ESIP News and Events

New Blog: Deep Learning Around the (Icy) River Bend

In an ESIP Lab pilot project, Trung Bao Le from North Dakota State University set out to use LiDAR and deep learning algorithms to marry field observations, satellite data, and modeling for river flood predictions. He has taken his research into the unknown — where ice cover shrouds an underlying flood-to-be.

Read the full blog on Merge:

Final Call: Volunteer at the EGU Data Help Desk

Volunteer as a data or software expert for the Open Science & Data Help Desk during the 2023 EGU General Assembly (April 24-28).

Join in-person at the booth, teach a demo or tutorial, answer Earth science data and software questions virtually over Twitter and Slack, or share a tool through a recorded demo or one-pager. Fill out our volunteer form by April 5. 

Collaboration Area Telecons

Here is what to expect this week:

  • Monday
    • Operational Ethics Kickoff (1 p.m. EDT)
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday 
    • Biological Data Standards (2 p.m. EDT) 
    • Disaster Life Cycle (4 p.m. EDT)

See the full Community Calendar. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. We list all times in U.S. Eastern Time; check the time in your time zone.

Please review and follow our community guidelines and data privacy policy

Collaboration Area Highlights

New Cluster: Operational Ethics

Join the Operational Ethics Cluster's first meeting on Monday, April 3 at 1 p.m. EDT. This is a kickoff meeting, after which recurring meetings will be scheduled. Learn more on their wiki page, Slack channel #operational-ethics, and subscribe to the mailing list

Want to Present at the Summer Teacher Workshop?

The ESIP Education Committee will hold a workshop in Burlington, Vermont this summer with a focus on Earth science topics and the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse (teachers get “eclipse kits” for their classroom). Share the early sign up list with interested teachers.

The committee is also looking for ESIP speakers. Want to share your work with teachers who will inspire the next generation of Earth scientists, computing experts, and data managers? Reach out to the committee chair, Margaret Mooney (

Wildfire Cluster: Guest Speakers from NOAA

The ESIP Wildfire Cluster is working to bring agency briefings to you directly through our monthly meetings. You are invited to join us on April 12 at 4 p.m. EDT.

Guest speakers from NOAA will share their latest updates on advancing wildfire products and services.

Soil Cluster: Guest Speaker on GLOSIS 

The ESIP Soil Ontology and Informatics Cluster is hosting a presentation and discussion on GLOSIS with Luis de Sousa. The conversation builds off their previous webinar series. The collaboration area meets biweekly and the presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. EDT.

Join the Next IT&I Call Next Week

Rants and Raves are designed to get smart people to share insightful, provocative views of what's great and what's not about technology and interoperability in modern Earth science. 

Next up on Thursday, April 13: Tom Kralidis – Evolution of open source geospatial python.

Free and Open Source Software in the Geospatial ecosystems (i.e. FOSS4G) play a key role in geospatial systems and services. Python has become the lingua franca for scientific and geospatial software and tooling. This rant and rave will provide an overview of the evolution of FOSS4G and Python, focusing on popular projects in support of Open Standards.

What's Happening in Earth Science Data

To Read…

Tune In…

DOOS Meeting: Exploring collective solutions to global deep-sea challenges (May 9-11)

Join the Annual Meeting for the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS). The event runs May 9-11 and is virtual. The focus is on scientific and societal needs across communities and disciplines, increasing  global capacity to observe the deep sea. Register on the DOOS website.


Building Upon the EarthCube Community:
A Geoscience and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop (April 21)

The “Building Upon the EarthCube Community: A Geoscience and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop” will be in Marina Del Rey (Los Angeles), CA, June 27-28. Covers two days of science talks, posters, and demonstrations related to cyberinfrastructure in the geosciences. Abstract submission closes on April 21.

Participation from early-career scientists and members of underrepresented groups in the computer and geosciences is particularly encouraged. There are about 20 early-career travel awards will be awarded. Applications for these awards are due April 21. 

Job Opportunities

Join ESIP Slack and check out the #job-opportunities channel.
You'll find positions like:

  • Python Object Oriented Software Engineer | Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University | for a NOAA project focused on weather forecasting
  • R&D Software Engineer | University of Arizona | help develop the HydroGEN platform
  • IT Specialist (Policy and Planning) | NOAA | to support the Societal Data Insights Initiative (SDII) at NOAA’s Weather Program Office Social Science Program
  • IT Project Manager | NOAA | to support the Societal Data Insights Initiative (SDII) at NOAA’s Weather Program Office Social Science Program






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